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June 22, 2016
I love coffee – not only as a drink, but also as an ingredient in cooking. Using coffee in dessert is an obvious choice (for recipes like panna cotta, ice cream or cakes) but people often forget that it can be an important ingredient in savoury dishes too, and I personally love using it as a dry-rub marinade for grilled meats.
Mixing other spices with instant coffee powder – like Mogi Caffè’s ground coffee, which contains a blend of five different, carefully-selected coffee beans – adds a delicious smokiness to meat, particularly pork, after it’s been slow grilled it in the oven. These coffee-rubbed pork ribs are good both on their own or served with a variety of different sides – my top choice would be coleslaw or roast potatoes. You can even turn any leftovers into a filling for a pulled pork sandwich, although I doubt there will be anything left but bones licked clean if you serve this on a hot summer night at a party with some wine or beer… or both!
Ingredients1 rack of spare ribs or 2 racks of baby back ribs2 tbsp Mogi Caffè ground coffee1 tbsp praprika powder1 tbsp of brown sugar1 tbsp ground black pepper1 tsp of ground sea salt1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)2 finely sliced bird's-eye chilies, seeds and pith removed (optional)
For more of Gary’s food adventures, head to his blog Joie De Vivre.
A self-professed gourmand who loves both eating out and experimenting with new cooking techniques at home, Gary also writes his own blog Joie de Vivre to keep track of his many eating and travelling adventures (as well as occasional mumblings about random things!). When he's not too busy eating, drinking, cooking and sleeping, he enjoys travelling, collecting kitchen gadgets, watching football and playing golf. Follow him on Instagram for even more food inspiration!
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